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-- >> by the number one cut obama care. if i'm president i'll repeal obama care. if i'm president of the united states i will repeal obama care for a lot of reasons. >> last night, much of obama care didn't actually seem all that bad. >> let's let the governor explain what you would do if obama care is repealed. how would you replace it? >> actually it's a lengthy description but, number one, preexisting conditions are covered under my plan. number two, young people are able to stay on their family plan. >> what a machine, the etch a sketch. but one question for governor romney -- h how do you draw battle lines if they're all going to be dotted? where do you stand? >> i can't figure it out. >> well, you know walls of obfuscation, my friend. the question is, can romney make this pivot, which seem to be towards the center at this point in the game, and win over independent voters? >> look, there are very few really big moments in campaign. last night was one of those moments. there are a lot of people who have not been watching as much tape as your producers apparently have. give romney his due. he had
totally inconsistent if not dishonest about what happened in libya. this is the united states of america. and for our state department to be saying one thing, the white house to be saying another, i mean it's like an episode of the keystone cops with these guys. >> just to clarify, who are the keystone cops here? if romney land is feeling bruised the tale of the tape last night was a t.k.o. the president won painting romney as an out of touch plutocrat, calling romney out for paying 14% in taxes, letting detroit go bankrupt and pushing a sketchy budget on the american public. he saved his blow for the most powerful of the night. >> i think the president's campaign has tried to characterize me as someone who's different than who i am. i care about 100% of the american people. >> when he said behind closed doors that 47% of the country considered themselves victims, who refused personal responsibility, think about who he was talking about. and i want to fight for them. that's what i've been doing for the last four years because if they succeed, i believe the country succeeds. >> refs on bo
that comparison. romney just has not fought the battle. >> the only man in the united states capable of making barack obama look like jackie gleason in "the honeymooners is mitt romney. the area where economic argument romney has been putting forth is hitting home. in the a.p. poll today, i'm not sure numbers are kosher, but there's parody in the a.p. poll in terms of the women's vote. that's a huge issue for obama, huge issue in ohio and elsewhere, and it reflects the romney campaign's success in making the gender issue to disappear based on the economic record. >> don't believe any poll that shows romney even with women or obama even with men. it's not proven. >> again, these national polls, i mean, they're relevant to a certain extent but when it really is all about virginia, ohio, florida and wisconsin. if you look at polling in those states, you can see gender gaps. >> particularly ohio. >> yeah. and in, you know, romney's plagued by the let detroit go bankrupt comment and it's hurting him in ohio and he's tried to whitewash that part of his record. but that one has stuck. i think it's, y
respect to be president of the united states. i think he did what he had to do. i think joe biden did what he had to do. he went out and, you know, delivered the obama message in the way that i'm sure team obama wished that president had the week earlier. and i think you're right, he gave a little bit of a road map about what the president is going to do when he comes out next week. >> that was definitely a front-loaded assault, saw the ding ding ding. one point it was like what's he going to say for the next hour and a half, he said it all there. karen, i thought one of the more -- where he might have drawn blood as far as if biden actually drew blood on romney was his comments around abortion. >> yeah. >> and reminding people something that has not been discussed almost at all in this election cycle which is the supreme court decisions that may be made by the next president. take a listen to what biden said on abortion. >> the next president will get one or two supreme court nominees. that's how close roe v. wade is. >> and we know romney camp is worried about women. they've seen -- >> a
says it is unacceptable to the united states of america that means what it says. >> dave, what do you make of this? specifically from the perspective of those in service to this country, those seeing the theater of war and are in combat. this back and forth over a question that amounts to will we send troops to iran to prevent them from getting a nuclear a weapon. >> syria as well. i was interested to see governor romney backed off from the idea of sending american weapons to the rebels in syria. he said we'd see to it they would obtain weapons. on the larger point you're right. there is no overlying strategy here to tie in, you know, whatever red line he defines in iran and what we do in syria and how we coordinate with israel in making sure iran doesn't obtain nuclear weapons. if i was a combat troop i would be worried. here is the guy who wants to be president of the united states who is not outlining a general strategy. where does this all fit in? how does it tie together? to be fair, i don't think the president has done that either. >> the question of the thin red line is somethi
. >> he's the next vice president of the united states. >> look right here. >> just three days later, paul ryan suddenly had fewer numbers and fewer answers. >> the budget plan that you're now supporting would get to balance when? >> well, there are different -- the budget plan that mitt romney is supporting gets us down to 20% of gdp government spending by 2016. >> i get that but what about balance? >> i don't know exactly when it balances because we haven't -- i only -- i don't want to get wonky but we haven't run the numbers on that specific plan. >> since the romney upgrade the ryan model has been buggy. >> doesn't your budget also cop template major savings for medicare on something like the same amount? >> only president obama raids $716 billion from the medicare program, he cut $716 from the medicare program to pay for obama care. >> right. >> we don't do that. >> you make savings, how much? >> point -- we -- i joined the romney ticket and what mitt romney is proposing to do is repeal all of obama care. >> more than a month later, rhine's quant programs are in need of a software upd
agenda. >> i am pro life and will intend, if i'm president of the united states, to encourage pro life policies. >> one way he would encourage pro life policies romney has argued would be to appoint justices to the supreme court in order to overturn roe v. wade. >> in my view if we had justices like robert, alito, thomas and scalia and more justices like that they my decide to return this to states as opposed to saying it's in the constitution, do i believe we should overturn roe v. wade, yes, i do. >> would you have supported a constitutional amendment that would have established the definition of life at conception. >> absolutely. >> back in 2007, in vintage romney rhetoric he said he would be, quote, delighted to put into place a ban on abortions. >> i would welcome a circumstance where there was such a consensus in this country we said we don't want to have abortion in this country at all period. i would be delighted. >> would you sign a bill? >> i would be delighted to sign that bill. >> what's, perhaps, most fas nating about the merry go mitt the ride has come full circle. a mitt
's why i'm running for a second term as president of the united states. you know, on tuesday governor romney took another stab at trying to sell us this $5 trillion tax cut that favors the wealthy. he took another swing at it and he whiffed. instead of telling us how he'd pay for if it, he said i'll let you know after the election. and then when i asked him about it, he said, i'm a businessman, i know the numbers will work. tack my word for it. now, here -- i'm going to let you in on a little tip. when a politician tells you he's going to wait until after the election, it's not because their plan is so good that they don't want to spoil the secret. that's usually not what's going on. >> that was president obama at a rally in manchester, new hampshire. next stop new york city for a taping of "the daly show" the president seizing on the same mathematical problems we were discussing. he did not use the word "sketchy" but did say mitt romney's trying to sell you faulty products. >> and touched on is what the underlying debate beneath the numbers, which is how do you grow an economy. do yo
of the united states. now i believe that the biggest issue in this election is, how do we rebuild a strong middle class and provide ladders for opportunity for all those who want to get in the middle class, willing to work hard, willing to take responsibility? are we going to make sure we're a country where everybody gets a fair shot and everybody is doing their fair share and everybody is playing by the same rules. so, the economy is the dominant issue. but, i want everybody to understand that that's not the only place where governor romney's offering you a sketchy deal. it's bad enough my opponent wants to take us back to the failed economic policies of the past. when it comes to issues critical to women, the right to make your own decision about your health, ir the right to be treated fairly and equally in the work place -- >> that was president obama speaking in fairfax, virginia, making his gas caste to the ladies. this is friday, october 19th, and this is "now." >> joining me today, jonathan chait of new york magazine, co-host of squawk box andrew ross sorkin of the "new york times"
race you're proud of being president of the united states i applaud colin for standing with him. >> what better way to compound a highly charged and emotional debate over race than by starting one over race. with a party like this, no wonder policy seems eager to leave the sinking ship and doesn't help when ship mates seem all too willing to throw you overboard. friends like these, wes, who needs enemies. let's talk about the republican party here. what's amazing to me, piece by piece, that the -- i'm not going to call it snafu, the disastrous conversation around rape has been largely one of their own making. same thing with colin powell. okay. someone's going to break ranks and endorse the president again, can't let it go and then it becomes this debate over race, which is not a very good thing for the republican party to be talking about right now and also shows a party in turmoil two weeks before the election. >> and it shows a party who's really trying to define who they are and stand for. i think what's going to be really interesting to see is after the election, is really
're questioning the legitimacy of the president of the united states. based on nothing. based on a lie and based on a racist lie and not one person would step forward, any kind of stature within the republican party and say enough. to your point, there's no outrage over this because, you know, quite frankly i think the republican leadership is being held hostage by sort of the last gapses of the far right wing. >> the fear based decision making. >> and shouldn't mitt romney be that person? all the things you all said, the person who should be leading on this and who would do himself a world of good if he did stand up would be mitt romney. >> he's not a leader. i think we have seen he will say anything and do anything in order to win. >> and it is distressing that one of our major parties is doubling down on efforts to take away the right to vote from americans. >> right. >> it is not a good american story. thank you to reverend al sharpton. >> thank you. >> powerful -- >> thank you for getting my wag on. >> yes. nothing makes me happier than that and the grio's joy reid. thank you both. catch th
? >> there isn't really a choice for either one. if you're the president of the united states you have no choice but to switch into commander in chief mode and show leadership and you're not going to be getting the politics at a time like this. romney, you can't switch into that mode, if you switch off of candidate mode, then you're just sort of nothing. you don't have an official platform. the media will not necessarily be coming to you to listen to you at all, you're ceding stajts to obama. look at the position that romney is in, if he was in a better position he could potentially afford do that. but he's running two or three points hoinds in the key swing states without any momentum in any of those states. he needs to do something proactively to generate momentum in wisconsin and iowa and states like that. if he says i'm going to suspend my campaign during this, he lets obama take the stage for the commander in chief the next few days and romney disappears. risk looking too political but he doesn't have a choice. >> it's worth noting we got an update that team romney released a statement on s
storm which is now causing blizzards across the united states, certainly none of us expected this to be our coverage in the week leading up to the election. >> we did not. it is, i guess, the october surprise. and mitt romney, who we just saw at some campaign event has chosen to continue with his traditional as if nothing else has happened, nothing has changed. i was slightly taken aback by that. i don't know, joy is indicate something agreement. >> it's funny. steve kornacki was saying he thought romney would keep campaigning and the conventional wisdom was that's never going to happen. but i agree with you, martin, hearing him say bring your donation to our victory center and before that still campaigning yesterday, saying people, hey, early vote is still happening. >> an hour ago they were campaigning. >> it was billed by the romney campaign as a storm relief event but happening in ohio, as we have just reported the bulk of the damage is not in ohio, although ohio may be touched by this. i thought, richard, you know, we talked about this being time for a national unity. ch
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